Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Who made these tracks? #1

Dan found these tracks in his backyard at noon today, leading up from a
partially-frozen spot on the edge of the pond.


  1. I am going to guess Great Blue Heron fishing at the edge of the pond...

  2. We looked out the window to see this great blue heron climbing up the pond bank to shore. He much preferred to walk on areas where the snow had already melted, but I did find this one set of tracks.

    This time of year, when most of the pond is frozen, I often see mink and heron working the sunny side of the pond, where there's still a bit of open water. Presumably they are hoping to catch a last meal out of the pond before it ices up completely.